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Old 03-20-2000, 08:31 PM
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The M119 gas engine doesn't have a ratchet style tensioner, & yes they can jump & cause problems just like M116/117. The inner rail seams to break on this engine.

Most diesels dont need rails on normal chain replacement.

Benz issued a S.I. on all diesels from 7/92 thru 7/94 on possible chain failure. The only other engine they issued a bulletin on is the 1984-88 190E 2.3 8V, timing chain inspection every 60K miles is recommended.

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